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Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee

UCA President

Mrs Barbara Green, BA (Hons), MEd

Barbara is well known to UCA having been a member since her appointment as Principal of St Hilda’s College, The University of Melbourne, in January 2000 to her retirement in February 2018.  Additionally, Barbara has been a member of the AHAUCHI/UCA Executive, as Vice-President in 2008-2010, President 2010-2012 and member of the Executive Committee until 2017.  She has also been a member of the International Advisory Committee for Collegiate Way International since its formation in 2014.

Through her support of UCA members as an Executive Committee member and her leadership in the Melbourne Chapter, Barbara has promoted and represented the value of collegiate life.



UCA Vice President

Mr Wayne Erickson, MBA GradDipLegStud DPE FAIM MACE MAICD JP
Principal, St Andrew’s College within The University of Sydney

Wayne is the 12th Principal of St Andrew’s College, within the University of Sydney.  He was appointed in March 2008, having served the College as Secretary to the Council and Manager since 2004.   In a former life he was a teacher, housemaster, sports master and College Executive member at The Scots College, Sydney, during the 1980’s. He left teaching to pursue a long-held interest in the business of sport, and was the General Manager of Operations at Australian Rugby until 1995, when he became world rugby’s first full time professional referee. He is a member of Rugby Australia, SANZAAR and World Rugby’s  referee selection committees, coaxing talent and aspiration towards excellence – much like his role in St Andrew’s, where he delights in the joys of working with our best and brightest emerging adults.



UCA Secretary

Ms Joanna Rosewell, BA (Hons), CTEFLA, Post.Grad.Appl.Ling. (TESOL), MJ, Cert. Fundraising
Principal, Jane Franklin Hall, The University of Tasmania

Joanna Rosewell is the Principal of Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania. After a career teaching, managing and teacher training in the international student and adult learning sectors, she returned to study to complete a Masters in Journalism, Media and Communications with a focus on public relations. These studies led to her second career working in marketing, business development and communications with disability organisations. A former Jane resident herself, Joanna re-engaged with the College in 2012, co-organising a reunion for over 200 former Jane residents. From there, she was elected a member of the College Council, a role which morphed into her third career of Principal. Joanna absolutely loves her job, believing that Colleges are communities which genuinely support young adults at a critical – and often confusing – life stage.


UCA Treasurer

Mr Mark Sampson M.EdStudies, B.Ed, FAIM
Principal, University Hall, University of Western Australia

 

Mark became Principal of University Hall in 2017 having taught for over 30 years in secondary education at schools across Australia including Canberra, Toowoomba and the Barossa Valley in roles including Subject Master of Physical Education, Head of Sport and Housemaster. Most recently moving to Perth in 2002 he worked in senior leadership roles including Deputy Head at Aquinas College and Head of Senior School at Wesley College.


UCA Committee Member

Dr Ian Walker, Ph.D
Toad Hall, Australian National University

Ian has been Head of Toad Hall, a mainly postgraduate and international residence at the Australian National University, since 2010.  From 2011 to 2014 he was also Head of Ursula Hall.  He was previously Principal of The Kensington Colleges and Dean of New College at UNSW, where he completed a PhD in the history of Australian universities and the establishment of residences, especially denominational colleges.  Before moving to the university sector in 1994, Ian worked in both state and independent secondary schools, including in Special Education and as Counsellor and Careers Master at Sydney Grammar School.

Ian is a Visitor in the School of History at ANU and has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.  He is a member of the Council of St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, and previously chaired the Council of St Catherine’s School, Sydney.  He is a graduate of Sydney and Macquarie universities and is a past President of the UNSW Alumni Association.  Ian was President of UCA 2014-2016 and convened the second Collegiate Way International Conference held at ANU in 2016.

See Ian’s mentor profile here


UCA Committee Member

Adjunct Professor Bill Peirson, Ph.D
Master, New College, University of New South Wales

Bill is the Master & Chief Executive Officer of New College. His role involves the overall management of New College and New College Village. He is also the Director of The Centre for Christian Apologetics, Scholarship and Education (CASE), which is a Ministry of New College.  Bill was formerly the Director of UNSW’s Water Research Laboratory at the Manly Campus and he continues to supervise and conduct research.


Immediate Past-President

Ms Rose Alwyn,
Master, St Mark’s College, Adelaide

Rose Alwyn was appointed Master of St Mark’s College in 2008.  Before becoming Master of St Mark’s, Rose was General Manager at the Service to Youth Council, one of Australia’s leading organisations responsible for delivering employment, training and social welfare initiatives to marginalised and disadvantaged young people. 

Rose has been involved in a number of public policy advisory committees in the education, employment and homelessness sectors.  She has also held Board directorships in the not-for-profit sector specialising in Strategy, Business Planning and Social Justice Initiatives.  She is immediate Past-President of UCA and a Board member of SHineSA.

See Rose’s mentor profile here

 


Deborah Pugh

UCA Executive Officer
Deborah Pugh, Melbourne

Deborah Pugh provides Executive Support services for the UCA and brings over 20 years of experience in universities and residential colleges to support the needs of the Association. Deborah holds a BA and a Graduate Diploma, Library & Information Studies from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma, Secretarial Studies (RMIT).

 

 

 

 

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